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Yellow Warning: Storm Callum

Posted: 12th October 2018

SP Energy Networks is responsible for the network, which delivers electricity to around 3.3 million homes and businesses across Central & Southern Scotland, Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales & North Shropshire.

The Met office has issued weather warnings for wind and rain for Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October. The weather warnings have changed in the last 24 hours and will be updated if and when more information becomes available.

The warnings at present are as follows:-

– Friday 12th: between 3am and 12 midnight, wind will impact the West of our distribution areas, with gusts expected to be up to 70mph. There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs and small chance of injuries from flying debris. Some disruption to transport is expected and delays are likely for high sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.
– Friday 12th: between 6am and 12 midnight, There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. Spray and flooding is likely to lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
– Saturday 13th: all day will see the rain continue and this will add further flood risk and could potentially lead to damage to buildings in the worse affected areas. Some areas may become cut off due to flooded roads. In some areas fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible creating a danger to life

At SP Energy Networks we continue to monitor the weather situation on a regular basis and have already started to implement our emergency action plans as a precaution. We will utilise our twitter channel (@spenergynetwork) and our website to keep you up to date. You can of course always keep up to date with issues in your area by using our postcode look-up tool which has details of any known faults on the network. Please go to http://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/postcode_lookup.asp for more information.

Please use the link below to keep informed of the latest weather update from the Met Office:
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

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